For practitioners and policymakers wanting to be guided by evidence, the dearth of high-quality outcome studies for sexual offending treatment programmes could be drawn upon to question their use in helping to reduce recidivism.
An evidence base examining what is effective in reducing sexual recidivism is important to ensure that the financial commitment to interventions offers value for money and that recommendations that individuals undertake programmes to help reduce their risk are defensible.
In addition, if there was robust and decisive evidence that programmes were not effective, alternative solutions would need to be developed outside of accredited programmes.
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